The Melbourne-based Spectrum was a highly regarded Australian progressive psych rock band that came together in 1969 around its central figure, expatriate New Zealand guitarist/singer/songwriter, Mike Rudd. In its formative year Spectrum played covers of work by its contemporaries, such established psychedelic / progressive artists like Pink Floyd, Soft Machine and Traffic before developing a style of its own. The Spectrum sound was formed around Neale's skilled Hammond organ playing - mostly without the use of a Leslie speaker cabinet - and Rudd's extraordinary finger-picking guitar style…
2nd album release from this Japan based outfit. Released in 1980.
Violinist Benjamin Beilman makes his debut as an exclusive Warner Classics artist with Spectrum, an album uniting works by Schubert, Janáček, Stravinsky and Kreisler. With his regular duo partner, pianist Yekwon Sunwoo – a fellow alumnus of Philadelphia’s prestigious Curtis Institute – Beilman explores a multitude of colours and expressive possibilities, evoking them with the finest technical nuances.
Outrageous Ukrainian group Kazaky in December 2013 presented the second part of the album «I Like It», the original which was released in July.
According to the official statement of representatives of the group, the album was originally divided into two parts due to the fact that he carries two different moods and was recorded in various genres.
Participation in charity festival Life Ball, performance at the DIFFA Dallas, cooperation with Dsquared2 and Madonna - and it says a lot more about that Ukraine continues to win the hearts of millions worldwide.
Recorded on New Year's Eve 1971/72, this was the Band's last gig for a year and a half. Allen Toussaint was brought in again to write horn arrangements for many of the Band's classics. The results were inspired. Highlights are many, but of particular note are a cover of the Four Tops's "Baby Don't Do It" and a live recording of a track that had earlier been relegated to B-side status only, "Get up Jake." [AMG]